Chelsea Confident Alvaro Morata Will Return In Time To Face Crystal Palace

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One of the big questions going into the global break is whether Alvaro Morata will be fit for Chelsea's next game.

Will Alvaro Morata be fit for Crystal Palace v Chelsea?

Nevertheless, after Morata's injury, Chelsea will be keen to have the Spanish striker back and firing for what is a crucial October for the Blues. He added post-match that he envisaged Morata pulling out of the Spain squad in order to undergo treatment at Cobham.

Chelsea were beaten at home on Saturday night by Manchester City.

However, Spain's report on Morata's injury has raised fresh concerns their star striker could be set for a lengthy lay-off.

Morata was a doubt before the game, but manager Antonio Conte has revealed that he decided he needed to risk his number nine.

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Spain Reveal The Extent Of Morata's Injury

The injury should allow Alvaro Morata some solid rest after an exhausting start to life with Chelsea.

The Spaniards take on Italy and Albania in their World Cup qualifiers but the former Real Madrid man will miss both matches.

Based on that diagnosis - rather than Conte's more optimistic words immediately after - we'll be very lucky to have Morata back immediately after the worldwide break.

Conte admitted that he thought about resting Morata after he scored a hat-trick at Stoke and then played against Atletico Madrid days later.

Chelsea travel to Crystal Palace after the worldwide break, which Morata appears likely to miss, and also face Roma twice in the Champions League during October.

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